© 2024 | Jefferson Public Radio
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
541.552.6301 | 800.782.6191
Listen | Discover | Engage a service of Southern Oregon University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Stockton's former mayor tells the story of a hard path to leadership

26 years old, and the mayor of California's 11th-largest city. Michael Tubbs became a national news story when he was elected the mayor of Stockton in 2016.

He got there the long way, a story he was reluctant to tell for a time. But he tells the full story of his family's poverty, his incarcerated father, the "badass women" in his life, and living something of a split personality--good student vs streetwise guy--in the book The Deeper the Roots: A Memoir of Hope and Home.

We bring the story up to the present day; Michael Tubbs lost a reelection bid last year.

Stay Connected
The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.